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New Expiration Rules for Options

Highlights:

The new options expirations rules include the elimination of contrary exercise instructions for all physically-settled Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Refined Products, and Metals options contracts that expire after January 1, 2018.  Brent (BZO), Coal, Power, and Emissions options are excluded.

In addition, for exact at-the-money settlements, the auto-exercise rule has changed. If the underlying settlement price falls exactly on a strike price at expiration, the at-the-money calls will be exercised and the at-the-money puts will be abandoned.

For More Information:

Clearing CME Globex Floor CME ClearPort Product Name Subgroup Exchange Volume Open Interest
LN LNE - LN Natural Gas Options (European) Natural Gas NYMEX 218,618 2,541,061
LO LO - LO Crude Oil Options Crude Oil NYMEX 170,100 2,530,877
WA WAY - WA WTI Crude Oil 1 Month Calendar Spread Options Crude Oil NYMEX 51,500 465,939
ON ON - ON Natural Gas Options (American) Natural Gas NYMEX 18,545 200,835
BZO BZO - BZO Brent Crude Oil Futures-Style Margin Option Crude Oil NYMEX 9,270 161,175
G4 G4X - G4 Natural Gas (Henry Hub) Last-day Financial 1 Month Spread Options Natural Gas NYMEX 3,350 141,254
OH OH - OH NY Harbor ULSD Option Refined Products NYMEX 2,823 63,872
KD KDB - KD Daily Natural Gas Options Natural Gas NYMEX 2,818 0
7A B7A - 7A Light Sweet Crude Oil (WTI) Financial 1 Month Spread Options Crude Oil NYMEX 2,200 265,520
OB OB - OB RBOB Gasoline Options Refined Products NYMEX 1,436 16,061
Trade Date: 17 Jan 2018 | PRELIMINARY

Note: Volume and Open Interest data is from the previous trade date. Preliminary data updates at approximately 9:00 p.m. CT and the final update is at 10:00 a.m. CT next business day.

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